Men represent the vast majority of Wind Turbine Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.96 per hour nationwide. While the specific employer and geographic location impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,500 - $73,470
(Median)
$38K
$48K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,436
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90%

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$16.98 - $26.44
(Median)
$17
$21
$26
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,500 - $73,470  
   
Bonus
$783 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,434 - $72,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.98 - $26.44  
   
Overtime
$23.23 - $38.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$783 - $9,744  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,434 - $72,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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Job Description for Wind Turbine Technician

Wind turbine technicians identify, inspect, maintain and repair wind turbines to ensure proper quality control exists. Their goal is to keep maintenance costs low and quality high. Wind turbine technicians assist with the installation of new systems and keep proper documentation of all repairs.

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Wind Turbine Technician Tasks

  • Write timely and concise reports regarding inspections to insure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies.
  • Conduct quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions provided by maintenance or repair sub-contractors.
  • Diagnosis and repair wind turbines as directed by site supervisor and prepare and maintain proper documentation to support the repairs, to include parts usage and time worked.
  • Interact with onsite maintenance sub-contractor’s employees and provide guidance and training when applicable.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Wind Turbine Technician


Vestas Wind Systems A/S offers the largest salaries in town — $53K on average.

Popular Skills for Wind Turbine Technician


Professional skills reported by Wind Turbine Technicians are few in number. Those who have experience with Industrial Hydraulics, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Systems Troubleshooting can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Systems Troubleshooting. Those educated in Electronic Troubleshooting tend to be well versed in Systems Troubleshooting.

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Experience Affects Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$50,000

Systems Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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